Mexican wolf recovery hinges on maternal instincts High Country News
Reliable earthquake precursors? Science
Could the Recession in the Distance Be Just a Mirage? New York Times
Blackstone Wins Private Equity’s Race to $1 Trillion Wall Street Journal
Sperm Fever New York Mag. The deck: “The tantalizing business opportunities and disorienting politics of the worldwide decline in man’s most precious bodily fluid.”
1/ Here’s a🧵on why the record shattering extremes in Europe are so unsettling for climate scientists.
— Dr. Aaron Thierry (@ThierryAaron) July 20, 2023
E. coli hammers a California town, sending patients to ER and shutting down restaurants Los Angeles Times. “And then they got a notice from the water district in this Northern California mountain town: E. coli had been found in the water supply.”
So it is not “just” elderly, sick, immunocompromised, or unvaccinated, or those already at the end of life who are dying from covid. Even in 2023 so far, we’ve lost too many people to this virus, and these data do not include deaths from post-covid events or long covid issues.
— Noha Aboelata, MD (@NohaAboelataMD) July 20, 2023
Where workers stand in Sri Lanka’s garment-industry boom Himal Southasian
And right on cue…
U.S. Ambassador to China Hacked in China-Linked Spying Operation Wall Street Journal. “Citing people familiar with the matter.”
China poised to double wind and solar capacity five years ahead of 2030 target Global Energy Monitor
New Not-So-Cold War
🇷🇺🇺🇦 Retribution strikes are yet to come. Attacks on Odessa, planned work – General Evgeny Buzhinsky.
“Putin’s order on retaliatory measures has been worked out and will soon be put into effect,” Buzhinsky said.
He added that the retaliation strike, the development of which the… pic.twitter.com/iAzeMkxHvN
— dana (@dana916) July 20, 2023
Washington Post: Ukraine deploys cluster munitions against Russian forces The Kyiv Independent
European Parliament Rules Out Turkish Accession to EU The European Conservative
India can’t stay neutral on Ukraine war — Germany’s Habeck Deutsche Welle
South of the Border
US govt has just signed an agreement to train Ecuador’s military, just one month before Presidential elections that the left are likely to win. Preparing for a coup? pic.twitter.com/EPS7eGQcKy
— Ollie Vargas (@OllieVargas79) July 20, 2023
Every Third Party Scenario Is Good For Democrats How Things Work
Democrats en déshabillé
Nancy Pelosi brushes off concerns over Biden’s age: ‘He’s a kid to me’ Washington Examiner
Our Famously Free Press
How media makes impact of US forever wars invisible Responsible Statecraft
More than 1,300 experts call AI a force for good BBC. “Experts.”
Here’s the Shopify CEO:
Chart of the day pic.twitter.com/dueo864Ze8
— tobi lutke (@tobi) February 23, 2023
Meta tells news publishers to talk to the hand Ars Technica
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Amazon’s palm payment tech is coming to every Whole Foods in the US Business Insider
Police State Watch
Obama drops summer playlist for 2023 The Hill
Payday Interactive Strike Tracker Payday Report. Just hit 3,000 strikes since the start of the pandemic.
Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Production Workers Launch Unionization Effort The Hollywood Reporter
Organization and Immunity Belt Magazine
Dementia Risk and Disadvantaged Neighborhoods JAMA Network. From the findings: “In this cohort study of 1 637 484 Veterans Health Administration patients, during a mean follow-up of 11.0 years, 12.8% of veterans developed dementia; those in greater disadvantage groups had an increased risk of dementia in models adjusted for demographic characteristics and comorbid conditions, and those residing within the most disadvantaged neighborhood quintile demonstrated the greatest risk.”
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.